By adopting multifunction devices nationwide, the Police have aggregated the output from a large number of small printers on to a relatively few devices.
In Wellington Police Headquarters, for example, the organisation used to have four laser printers; one multifunction unit has now replaced these.
The more powerful multifunction devices are replacing specialist copiers as the leases on the latter expire, says police spokesman Stan Pope, and the printing capacity comes as a bonus.
Late last year the police concluded a national tender, won by Ubix. Payment is strictly by volume of documents printed, so it is in the vendor’s interest to keep sizes and volumes balanced, not supplying an expensive printer for a location that doesn’t have the volume to justify it.